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have to be pumped. it goes through tunnels cut into granite. ken cooper showed me a ton tunnel like the ones that carry the water. >> this country is solid rock. >> when you look at the valley you understand why people think that filling it up with water must have lost something pretty special here. >> i can understand that. at the same time, a lot of people gained something special. a loss to the beauty, but there was a beauty gained, too. it could be another yosemite valley with parking lots and burger stands. >> they say it could be different, a place as beautiful as yosemite without the cars and the burger stands. the dam should be remove and the valley allowed to regenerate itself. the valley would be half way to recovery in 50-years. san francisco officials say moving the water wouldn't be pure and it would raise the cost. >> the person who uses the water for drinking in san francisco and throughout the bay area, you have a different sense of what is best for water. >> what they think people shouldn't be deciding on land that belongs to the people. >> if you look at the people
is very small but it's oh, so connected. i'd like to introduce you to ken wing. ken works with a woman's cooperative in india where scraps of silk are turned into fiber yarn. yarns that we can use for embellishment. welcome to sewing with nancy, ken. thanks for having me, nancy. i was intrigued when i first saw your beautiful fiber yarns but then more intrigued when i learned the story behind it. right, it's an interesting story. it all starts here. it does. it starts with silk sari remnants and selvage from the factory floors of india that are donated to a women's co-op. they turn them into beautiful hanks of fiber. yes, exactly. what they do... is they sew them together end to end all the waste and selvage and they make a beautiful silk yarn out of silk waste. you had this great photo of a gal sewing these together and just making nothing into something. exactly, something useful and beautiful out of nothing. giving the women some income, a purpose. and a sense of self-reliance. basically, they're subsistence farmers. it's a cluster of villages and the wo
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